Improving Quality and Building Capacity of Night Schools
Masoom's founder, Ms. Nikita Ketkar, felt the need and urgency for better quality education at night schools in Mumbai as the system failed to meet students' expectations. Masoom was set up to bridge this gap and empower night school students to realize their fullest potential and get better jobs.
Programs: (I) Masoom's Night School Transformation Program has a three pronged approach: 1) Education Infrastructure & Inputs: Basic amenities like nutrition, notebooks, textbooks, science labs, and computers. 2) Capacity Building of Stakeholders: Training and workshops for teachers, parents and students. 3) Advocacy: Initiatives to bring about policy level changes in favor of Night Schools. Their career guidance cell provides vocational training and career guidance. (II) Tech on Wheels: Mobile bus providing digital literacy to underprivileged students.
Outcome: 1) Covered 20,000 direct beneficiaries so far. 2) Grown from 2 night schools and 180 students in FY09 to 60 night schools and 4,882 students in FY17. 3) Attendance is ~64%. 4) SSC pass percentage has increased from 36% (2009) to to 63% (2017). 5) Out of total beneficiaries who passed SSC (1,155) in 2017, 95% are pursuing higher education. 6) Through Masoom's advocacy efforts, 5,000 students have access to the evening meal scheme of the Central Government.
Income Rs10 cr
Expense Rs9 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017
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